1. Websites for Writers
This is a useful site with a mutitude of links to new websites for writers - Im especially fond of the writer who has taken up taxi driving and is now blogging about it.
2. The Believer
Published by McSweeneys out of San Francisco this very cool magazine comments on everything from DJ Shadow to poet and philosopher Rebecca Solnit.
3. 826 Valencia
The Pirate Writing Store. Oh yes.
4. New Yorker Podcasts
An aural treat for your ipod. Tobias Wolff, Nathan Englander, Jhumpa Lahiri, E. L. Doctorow among many others read favourite stories.
Where would I be without thee?
6. Arvon Foundation
Residential writing courses in four beautiful locations. A huge range of courses and insipring tutors.
7.Shakespeare and Company
The most famous bookshop in Paris.
8. Colum McCann
Let the Great World Spin - my favourite book of 2009 and his website is cool too.
9. Stavros Melissinos
This guy will make your sandals and then read you poetry while he fits them. Apprently the Beatles shopped here. Check him out if youre ever in Athens.
10. Tindal Street Press
Just scored another prize with Beauty by Raphael Selbourne. This small press from Birmingham is ten years old.
11. One Sentence Short Stories
True stories, told in one sentence: endless ideas worth stealing.